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How State of Mind Impacts Performance- FULL is a Course

How State of Mind Impacts Performance- FULL

Ended Dec 6, 2017

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Description: Imagine yourself in a meeting on a contentious topic. In scenario one, the supervisor affirms that it is challenging, asks for the team’s perspective, listens intently and then calmly asks for support in her decision. In scenario two, the supervisor hastily brings up the agenda item, cuts off team members who try to share their perspective and gives them a directive. Which supervisor is more likely to build positive team culture and make progress toward her goal? The first, of course. What the second lacks is emotional intelligence (EI). Often dismissed as a “soft skill,” research shows that EI is actually a critical attribute of successful leaders. In fact, a 2016 Harvard Business Review article, “Why Young Bankers, Lawyers and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence” cited EI as one of the biggest predictors of performance in the workplace and a strong driver of leadership and personal excellence. In good news, EI can be learned. During this highly interactive session, Abby Saloma, Senior Program Officer of the Schusterman Family Foundation and Director of the Schusterman Fellowship, will help participants understand the impact of emotions -- our state of mind -- on leadership effectiveness and performance. Participants will walk away with simple steps for shifting their state of mind in order to create positive change at the individual, team – and ultimately, movement-wide – level.

Instructors: Abby Saloma is a Senior Program Officer for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Intended Audience: Ideal for professionals who have supervisory responsibilities. Open to all.